Koh Phangan, also known as Ko Pha-ngan is an island that celebrates a full moon party every month aligned with the lunar calendar. The island, which is located in the southeast of Thailand offers an alluring view of the aquamarine waters of the ocean.
Travelling in Koh Phangan
Reaching your Koh Phangan resort from the Koh Samui airport will require sailing on a ferry as well. While this is the closest airport to the island, tourists also land at the Via Surat Tani Airport to reach Koh Phangan. Travelling within the island can be assisted through Phangan Info, a guide that provides travel information, party dates, rates and much more. If you intend to witness and be a part of their full moon party, be sure to pre-book a ferry to avoid disappointment.
Sightseeing on the Island
Koh Phangan is home to some of the most vividly striking sites in Thailand. In the heart of the island lies the Phaeng waterfall in Thansadej National Park, a 20-minute ride from Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas. Other notable sites include the Kuan Yin Chinese shrine, Koh Tham Buddhist Temple, and the trekking trails that can be explored as you climb your way up to the tallest mountain in Khao Ra.
A Wide Range of Activities to Choose From
Koh Phangan is not just another wild party island, it is an island teeming with natural wonders, opening doors for its tourists to dive into an assortment of activities. In Koh Phangan, you will be able to dive and snorkel into the ocean of vibrant marine life in Sailrock, a popular dive site on the island; catch a glimpse of the ever-famous full moon party and set off on exciting cruises.
Shopping and Dining
Experience a wide range of Thai street food at Thong Sala eateries as you indulge in pad Thai, curried meals and sweet pancakes. The Thong Sala vendors offer creations by local artists, clothing at bargain prices, souvenirs and many other items that you can get your hands on. A tip to all new tourists is to head as further away from the ferry piers to avoid being charged at exclusive tourist rates on products.